Stay Active and Healthy with Mobility Aids from CareCo
Occupational therapists and health scientists agree that mobility is key to healthy and happy aging, but how do we say active and mobile when our body just wants to slow down?
The answer is simple – mobility aids. Today there are hundreds of devices and gadgets to help you stay active and independent. You may be familiar with wheelchairs and mobility scooters, but these are just the tip of the iceberg! Today we look at the best mobility aids to keep you active and independent. All these products are available from CareCo with a 10% discount for Silver Surfers (just enter discount code SILVER0319 on checkout).
Get Out And About With a Mobility Scooter or Powerchair
The biggest challenge for many of us is venturing outside. Something that was second nature only a decade ago can suddenly become a major cause of anxiety. There are four main types of mobility aid to help you to get out more. Travel scooters are the perfect choice if you are still driving – they fit snugly into your car boot and some can fold up for easy transport on trains and planes too. These scooters allow you to ride on pavements, around some shops and into supermarkets. If you have longer journeys to make, road mobility scooters allow you to legally ride on roads. They go faster and have longer battery life too – some have ranges over 20 miles.
If you struggle getting around your home too, then a powerchair may be the best option. Some also have a long range, but are designed for being used around the home, allowing you to sit at a table or ride up to worktops and basins.
If you are still reasonably strong but require a little extra support, a tri walker is the best option. As well as taking some weight off your legs and reducing the risk of falls, most come with a storage area for shopping, and a handy seat so you can rest.
Enjoy Your Bathroom Again
The bathroom not only provides us the means to stay clean, but also an area to truly relax. There really is nothing better than a good soak in the bath, but as our strength declines, getting into and out of baths can become not only difficult, but also dangerous. Thankfully, we now have bath lifts, which provide a simple but perfect solution to your bathing troubles.
If you prefer to shower, then a good shower stool is the perfect choice. With a shower stool you are free to use both hands to wash yourself without worrying about slips and falls.
Rest and Comfort in the Bedroom
Adjustable beds are not just a practical piece of furniture, they are the ultimate in comfort too. Whether you enjoy reading, doing a crossword, or being treated to a meal in bed, an adjustable bed is for you. If you find it difficult to get comfortable at night then a profiling bed may be the answer. These adjustable beds offer more support options, and make it easier to get into and out of bed. And no bedroom is complete without a luxury lap tray to have your breakfast served on!
Another vital piece of equipment, especially if you do not have an ensuite, is a luxury commode – no more rushed trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night!
Lounge Back and Enjoy Your Living Room
The living room is arguably the most important room in the house and where you spend most time. However, those old lounge chairs can literally swallow you up if you’re not careful, and getting out of them can become a Herculean challenge. A riser recliner armchair not only provides superior comfort, it will also help lift you up out of the chair. An alternative is a fireside chair – these allow you to sit in a higher position that makes exiting them easier. And don’t forget an adjustable table that can be used for dining, reading, writing or jigsaws!
Handy Daily Living Aids
It’s not just the large mechanical aids that make for a better life, there are also so many small items that help you in and around the home. From handy grabbers and dressing aids, to indoor rollators with trays, there really is something to help you throughout the day. For keen gardeners there are many easy grip garden tools, and also for people with arthritis, there are arthritis friendly cutlery sets.
Many people struggle through life without realising that that are so many mobility aids on the market that can help. CareCo have mobility shops all over the UK, as well as a huge number of items on their website, so take a look around. As a special treat for Silversurfers, CareCo are offering 10% off all ranges (use the SILVER0319 discount code), so head to CareCo today and start living a little easier.
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